Last night I was in the mood for experimenting. Chocolate-experimenting to be more specific. I had this basic dark chocolate truffle recipe at home but after a, lets say, bittersweet week that wasn’t quite enough. I bought some dark chocolate, some milk chocolate, some cocoa powder, heavy cream, oreo cookies, coconut milk, a mini bottle of rum, vanila extract and cinamon powder.
What came out from all of this?
Super rich full of flavour truffles! (:
I began following the original recipe by melting the cream, adding to the chocolate (I replaced 1/4 of the dark chocolate bar for 1/4 of milk chocolate) mixing it all. Then I separated the mixture into 3 different little bowls where in one of them I added a tea spoon of coconut milk, on the other one I added a tea spoon of rum and finally on the last one I added a little drop of vanila extract. After stirring them I placed the 3 bowls in the fridge and left it for around an hour. Meanwhile I put 4 oreo cookies on a little plate, took the filling out and crushed them into crumbs (I used my hands but If you have a food processor, even better) leaving some tiny pieces as well. Can you see where I am getting?
To roll them I separated the cocoa powder into two plates in which one of them I added a pinch of cinamon. I rolled a few of them in the oreo crumbs, the others in cocoa powder and then I rolled the ones left in the cocoa-cinamon powder.
They came out lovely (: my favourite one was the coconut-oreo ones. Next time I’m thinking about trying peanut butter or dulce de leche!
Here follows the classic dark chocolate truffles recipe so you can create your own ones:
5 oz (140 grams) of good quality dark chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
Cocoa powder or chopped nuts for rolling